The “Egypt Can with Industry” conference continued its dialogue sessions on its second day, where the eleventh dialogue session entitled “Artificial Intelligence, Digitization Technology and Software” was held in the presence of Ambassador Nabila Makram, Minister of Immigration, and with the participation of a number of Egyptian businessmen and experts abroad and foreigners Bakr.
Engineer Mohamed Abdel Karim, Head of the Industrial Center at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, in turn said that the political leadership is interested in the industry and motivates it, in addition to the strong infrastructure, and explains that the ministry is eager to work according to the latest standards, encourages competitiveness and uses digital technologies and modern technology, in the context of deepening industrialization.Localization and localization of industry in the coming period, strengthening partnerships internally and externally, and interest in various research and consequent economic development, with the 100 billion exports initiative.
During the session, dr. Rashik El-Maraghi, Chairman, President and Founder of a leading company in the field of structural engineering programs in Canada for 35 years, works in the field of development and research and competes with the largest companies in the world.
He added that there are some technological applications that can be used to access engineering designs, as the company has an application that specializes in designing and evaluating bridges, and we have an integrated program for building bridges, emphasizing that the importance of the company’s application will remain for decades due to its dependence on innovative systems.
Dr added. Rashik El-Maraghi said his company aims to provide technological programs to students of structural engineering at Egyptian universities, and to facilitate the use of SAFI programs in national projects, in preparation for the opening of a branch of SAFI to provide jobs to university graduates in partnership with the Egyptian government, and to export this promising technology to African and Arab countries in partnership with Egypt. And the development of Egypt’s position on the global software technology map in the field of structural and industrial engineering.
While dr. Ahmed Al-Adl, an expert on artificial intelligence in the United States, explained that digital transformation is inevitable, but we must also pay attention to its risks.
He said that digital twins and Big Data are terms we need to understand well, and know the executive frameworks for smart cities and supply chains, as well as smart transportation, and explained that we need to use different names to address the different axes of choosing platforms know and cognitive ways of implementation and different collaborative frameworks to determine the goals we want to achieve.
Al-Adl added that we need to select teams and train them on clear strategic terms for digital transformation and constantly update them, in light of the efforts of digital transformation in the new republic, explaining that every major boom has started small , so we need to start with digital technology, as the future opens its doors.
On the impact of digital transformation on the field of tourism, Radwa Hazin, Senior Software Industry Officer and Acting President of Emirates Company, explained that the tourism movement is dependent on digital technology, starting with the provision of data or discussions or the provision of various technology to enhance the tourism sector, including airports, which is considered to be the most influential on the mental image that the tourist assumes when he arrives and departs, and she added that there are simulated systems for receiving guests or organizing programs as well as security aspects, including the face pressure and the data it provides about travelers and preparation for different types of travelers, as well as the ability to track travelers in cases that require it. , adding that we need to plan in the short and long term, change the culture and spread awareness to familiarize the public with all the aspects that need to be known, and develop different scenarios besides analyzing data to arrive at corrective data, according to different criteria.
In a related context, dr. Amr Awadallah, founder and president of an artificial intelligence company specializing in infrastructure in the United States, explains that artificial intelligence drives us to mastery and skill, and it’s often a friend to us, like Google Maps, for example, and the its role in medicine, accounting and other fields.He added that a breakthrough in artificial intelligence will take place over the next ten years, and the tasks it can perform, analyze various data and come up with results, and added that artificial intelligence in 2013 did not understand language except as a 7-year-old child, while now understood as adults, and even capable. a very accurate and intelligent way, as he understands the meaning of written speech and does not just search in words.
While dr. Yomna Abdel Rahman, Professor of Electronic Security at the German War College in Munich, confirmed that we are capable of paving these fields and we have the mind and expertise for it, and she emphasizes the importance of digital transformation and awareness of the importance of digital security and privacy, and praise Egypt’s human wealth and our experts, energy and skills that can be used, said dr. Yomna is proud of the initiatives that Egypt has launched for digital transformation.
In turn, dr. Alaa Alwani, US Federal Government Adviser on Industry and Professor of Industry and Systems Engineering, pointed to some successful models in the application of creative networks, such as the German model, which began in 1949, the Taiwanese model, which began in 1973, the Singapore in 1991, and the American model in 2012, also praised With the experience of itida in Egypt, which can benefit from cooperation and exchange of experiences with brothers, adding that our path to development in this field depends on training, follow-up , providing educational and study opportunities for young people, providing support for scientific research in such fields, as well as various partnerships with countries that have preceded us in this field.
He continued, “We need to identify business models and start patiently and calmly to achieve our goals, without clashing with bureaucracy, and also to seek the help of our experts in these fields, to achieve the latest technologies of science. , and we need to identify the technologies that can be adapted in Egypt to serve economic development, “and point out that we need to take advantage of what we own and expand existing networks, and exploit our Egyptian human frameworks, whether at at home or abroad, and that there are Egyptian professors in the largest universities in the world to teach future generations, in addition to the need to develop curricula.
And about technology marketing, dr. Ramy Azer that his company specializes in waste recycling and turning it into a profitable business using technology, adding that his company Papyrus Australia seeks to use technological techniques, including the use of banana tree waste and its conversion to different industries, which he explains that Egypt has about 100,000 places and represents about 5 million tons Annually they are not used, but now technology provides solutions and converts them into environmentally friendly products. Regarding technology commercialization, he explained that it is important to train frameworks to make technology profitable for those who work in it, to adapt according to it and to suit the needs of the environment to benefit from various investments in this field.
While Dr. Tariq Al-Torgoman, general manager of HELOIS Capital Investment Company in France: “We started investing in technology companies about 7 years ago, and there were no financing systems and now the business has developed a lot,” pointing out that the number of smartphones in Egypt has grown strongly, reflecting the scale of technological advances, And there are Egyptian companies founded by young Egyptians and they have achieved very high growth rates.He added that international companies are trying to invest in Egypt to take advantage of the He also addressed the need to support ideas and innovation to attract more investment and investment funds specialized in technology, and said that digital chips can be used in many of the calculations and the development of many sectors, and expressed his hope that there would be an opportunity for university students to train on such modern systems and to introduce them to the industry couple.
On the other hand, dr. Basil Moftah, a member of the investment committee in one of the companies, said that Egypt was third in investments in 2022, and therefore it is important to attract foreign investment, encourage private projects, support entrepreneurs, share information and understand market data, adding that we have a gap in digital education, but the Egyptian youth He has the competence to learn and gain experience, there are many models, which are very important of training and qualification.
On the expansion in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Muftah said that the Gulf market is rich and the African market is important because it is virgin and the opportunities in it are favorable, unlike the European market where the opportunities seem difficult.
While by dr. Reem Bahgat, President of Misr University of Information and Adviser to the Minister of Communications, said the university has global partnerships and owns high-tech systems, and is located in the city of knowledge, explaining that the university is specialized, but it includes the Faculty of Engineering with its various technological branches, another Faculty of Computer Science, as well as the Faculty of Business Administration, and the Ministry of Communications Other universities have provided programs for “Builders of Egypt” programs, with the prospect of making a qualitative leap in the level of graduates and the labor market in Egypt.
In turn, dr. Hazem Nabil, Vice President of the Information Technology Authority, ITIDA, said he was proud of this Egyptian constellation of scientists and experts, and that they could meet in Egypt, adding that Egypt is seeking confident steps for digital transformation, and benefit draws from the Egyptian human power, and the importance of spreading awareness of entrepreneurship and supporting various opportunities in it. between various parties and cooperation as well as to support and strengthen languages to provide more opportunities.